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Simple Scratch Granola

Simple Scratch Granola

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Vegan / PCOS

Granola contains so many ingredients that help promote good health: cholesterol-reducing whole oats, digestion-slowing fibre, anti-inflammatory fats, protein and complex carbohydrates. Add it to milk, yogurt or cottage cheese and you've got a well-balanced breakfast or snack. It takes no time...


Packing Lunches Made Easy on Global News Morning

Packing Lunches Made Easy on Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke was live on Saskatoon Global News Morning with Chris Carr to discuss packing lunches - whether you're learning or working at home or outside the home, having a plan can make life easier! Brooke shares 3 tips for keeping lunches simple. Watch the full clip here....


What is Intuitive Eating?

What is Intuitive Eating?

For anyone who has reached their emotional limit with dieting, or even just wonders if there is another way to feel well and support their best health, it’s possible you’ve come across the term Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating is often talked about as a non-diet approach to wellness, but...


Baked Pears with Cinnamon Crisp Topping

Baked Pears with Cinnamon Crisp Topping

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free / Dessert

Pear season has begun and while they make a delicious grab-and-go fruit or balanced snack with protein, pears tend to ripen all at once. Before they get too soft, this dessert is a great way to use up those last few pears. An easy dessert that can be baked on the BBQ if you prefer not to heat...


Sweet Buffalo Tofu Bites

Sweet Buffalo Tofu Bites

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Entrees / Gluten Free / Low FODMAP

This recipe is for all the spicy food fans! If you love buffalo wings, I'm not here to tell you that this buffalo tofu is just like it - but I will say it's worth trying if you're considering adding more plants to your diet! If you have access to an airfryer this recipe is super convenient and...


Berry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bark

Berry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bark

Posted in Weekday Meals / Snacks

I am always on the hunt for frozen summer snack ideas that don't always default to ice cream. I mean, we love ice cream but not every day. And I want to offer my son a variety of nourishing and fun snack options. Frozen yogurt bark is super fun and easy to throw together - grab a cookie...


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Beverages / PCOS

I've been wanting to play around with blueberries and basil for awhile now and the timing is perfect because my basil is thriving and I have a lot of it! I am so excited about how nicely the basil compliments the blueberries, and you gotta love the colour! It's light and refreshing and loaded...


Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Postpartum Nutrition / PCOS

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with low iron or iron deficiency anemia, you know just how frustrating this is – you feel tired all the time, you may be irritable, you can’t concentrate, you run out of breath climbing a set of stairs, and you may even develop more colds and flus. It’s not fun. As...


Live from my Kitchen!  Plant Based Eating on Global News Morning

Live from my Kitchen! Plant Based Eating on Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media / Low FODMAP

Brooke went live from her kitchen on Global News Morning Saskatoon to talk plant based eating. Plant based diets are trending right now and for good reasons: environmental sustainability, ethics, and health. But what does plant based eating actually mean? And how do you get started? Brooke...


Regina Nutritionist

Regina Nutritionist

Posted in Regina Nutritionist

Food to Fit Nutrition is excited to announce the expansion into Regina, SK. We welcome Regina-based Registered Dietitian (Candidate), Sydney Wright to the team. Sydney is a graduate of the BSc Nutrition program from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. Sydney...


Grilled Pineapple Tofu Skewers

Grilled Pineapple Tofu Skewers

Looking for some plant based protein alternatives for BBQ season? I mean, you can't go wrong with a Beyond Meat burger, but I decided to get creative with alternatives to grilled meat skewers using tofu. Extra firm tofu is made of pressed soybeans, and if you'd like to learn more about soy...


Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Sides / Salads / PCOS

Barley is kind of a forgotten grain - it's just not something most of use as a staple. With summer upon us, I wanted to incorporate barley into a hearty salad and one that could be turned into a complete meal for those lazy, hot summer evenings. Barley is a great source of fibre, magnesium,...


8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

I think almost everyone is a little paranoid these days when it comes time to purchasing groceries for your home, and rightfully so. But there is also a fair amount of alarmist misinformation creating unnecessary anxiety. In this article, I’m going to review just what we know about SARS-CoV-2...


Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Posted in Controversy

I know I'm not the only one who’s heard claims that non-stick cooking spray is dangerous to your health and full of “chemicals”.  I too have had my doubts about it, albeit largely due to fear mongering rumors. But is it really as bad as some people claim? I want to start by saying that the...


Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke joined Chris on Saskatoon Global News Morning live from the office to discuss the importance of getting kids involved in the kitchen. With everyone home practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kitchen activities can lead into structured meals and snacks as a family....


Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Posted in Weekday Meals / Snacks / PCOS

I am new to baking with chickpea flour and feeling really behind the times! I love the idea of using chickpea flour in my baking because it's another way to incorporate prebiotic fibre into my family's diet. For those wondering what the heck prebiotics are (nope, it's not a typo - different...


Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting ~7% of people in reproductive age (USA stats). Development of the disease is often linked to high levels of androgen hormones (e.g. testosterone) from the ovaries, altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, and...


Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Sides / Media

This morning Brooke demonstrated how you can use aromatics in cooking to add personality and flavour to your meals. She highlighted Spanish Sweet Onions from Idaho-Eastern Oregon (sponsored) and why they make a nutritious and delicious key kitchen staple. Watch the full...


Lentil, Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

Lentil, Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

Posted in Weekday Meals / One-Pot Meals / Soup / Low FODMAP

I will be solo parenting the next few months (weekdays only thank goodness), so I'm getting some easy meals ready for the busier days when I'm at work. Batch cooking is something I try to do anyway a few times a month. It's great having back-up meals in the freezer - extra soup, chili, lasagne,...


5 Reasons to Reconsider that Next Diet

5 Reasons to Reconsider that Next Diet

Posted in Controversy

Maybe you’ve heard that “diets don’t work”. Maybe you even have personal experience to back it up where despite short-term “success” dieting didn’t actually help to keep weight off long-term. Yet, you can’t help but think “maybe this one will be different”, and “it can’t hurt to try". Or...


2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Celery juicing, intermittent fasting, and plant based eating were big trends of 2019. Today on Global News Morning Saskatoon, Brooke tested viewers knowledge on these trends in a fun True/False quiz. View full segment...


Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Vegan

As a mom to a toddler I'm always looking for new snack ideas. I'm also looking for ways to incorporate nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and one of my favourite foods that helps to check off that box is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseed is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a...


Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

My son who's now 18 months old, will no longer eat cooked oatmeal. This is no surprise to me as I was well prepared for things to change. With toddlerhood also comes changes in growth, taste preferences, and acting picky around food all of which is normal. I knew that although he doesn't seem to...


Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bites

Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bites

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Vegan / Gluten Free

If you're looking for peanut and treenut free snack alternatives, I've got you covered with this great recipe using pumpkin seed butter. Pumpkin seed butter is made from roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and has more protein than any other seed or nut butter available at 10g protein/2 tbsp. It's...


Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Today I went Live with CTV Morning Saskatoon to discuss peanut butter and tree nut butter alternatives! We want to respect allergy policies in our communities but some families struggle to know what their options are when it comes to avoiding nuts and nut butters. Watch the full clip here!...